Cass Fine Art: Lecture by Marlie Mul

"Second Hand Smoke", a lecture by the artist Marlie Mul.
Date: 19/02/2015

Marlie Mul’s sculptures often simulate everyday outdoor objects that refer to human interaction: air vents used as ashtrays, heaps of snow arranged with cigarette butts or gritty rain puddles littered with generic bits of trash. With cigarette butts and litter depicting traces of human behaviours, the situations presented in these works suggest an invisible presence of a virtual population or crowd.

For her talk at The Cass, Marlie Mul will focus on the topic of (tobacco) smoking to offer an insight into some of the ideas that form her artistic practice. Smoking can here be seen as a tool to examine the seemingly obvious, to ask which societal decisions lie behind the familiar habit, and how human behaviour is shaped by such decisions?

Marlie Mul’s solo exhibitions are Arbeidsvitaminen (2015) currently at Vilma Gold, London; Boneless Banquet For One (2013), Croy Nielsen, Berlin; So We Came Anyway, In Barrels (2013), Fluxia, Milan; No Oduur (Stop Being So Attractive I Can’t Get Anything Done) (2012), Autocenter, Berlin; No Oduur (Your Smoke Draws Me In) (2012), Oslo10, Basel; No Oduur (2012), Space, London.

Her recent group exhibitions include To the End of the Line (2014), and Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; The Great Acceleration (2014), Taipei Biennial, Taipei; Puddle, Pothole, Portal (2014), Sculpture Center, New York; Nature After Nature (2014), Fridericianium, Kassel and Geographies of Contamination (2014), DRAF, London.

News details

Date Thursday, 19 February at 5:30pm
Location  The Cass, Central House, Room CE1-16

Recent news from The Cass

In the Dust of Things Unsettled

The Cass students think outside the box at iconic London art venues.

Making a Living Week 2017

The Cass annual festival of employability and entrepreneurship.

London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards

Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.

Cass Alumnus wins London Festival of Architecture Modern Maypole competition

A Cass Architecture alumnus, Alex Scott-Whitby has been announced as the winner of the London Festival of Architecture’s Modern Maypole competition in the centre of London.

Acclaimed actor and writer delivers insightful talk to Cass students

The acclaimed actor and writer, Richard Katz, visits Cass Theatre Arts students to discuss his experience of working in the performing arts industry.

Cass Christmas Cracker 2017

Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm

The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.

Musarc Winter Konzert

Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.

Cass students make their art public in Window Wanderland

Students from The Cass recently participated in Window Wanderland, an international festive initiative developed by a Cass alumna.

Flashticine!

Foundation students at The Cass exhibit over 2000 sculptures in pop-up plasticine exhibition

London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican

The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.

London Met alumna to become Lorelei Press’s newest author

Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.

Cass graduate wins prestigious curtain design competition

Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.

Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.

Big Blanket for Crisis

London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.

Poetry, Prose and Stories to tell

An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.